About Us

Meet the Dentists-

Doctors Ryan & Natalie Carley are residents of Pontiac, Illinois.  Carley Family Dental was opened in 2010. 

Dr. Ryan Carley

Carley-6Dr. Ryan Carley is a native of Pontiac, Illinois. He is proud to have opened Carley Family Dental in his hometown where he can provide award winning, quality dental care to the community and its surrounding area.

After Graduating from Pontiac Township High School, Ryan went on to Northern Illinois where he graduated summa cum laude and earned his Bachelors Degree in biological sciences.  In 2010 he earned his D.M.D. degree from Southern Illinois University-School of Dental Medicine.  The D.M.D. degree is an equivalent degree to D.D.S. and the degree awarded depends on the school attended. Harvard Dental School was the first school to issue the D.M.D. degree and since, many schools have adopted this degree.

Dr. Carley is also a proud winner of the Delta Dental Award in 2010.  This award is given to approximately 50 students nationwide for their outstanding performance on the National Dental Board Exam. In addition to the Delta Dental Award, Dr. Carley also received The American Academy of Oral Medicine Award  for his achievement in oral diagnosis and treatment planning of medically and dentally complex patients. One student from each dental school is chosen to receive this award.

Dr. Carley is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Mclean County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine

Dr. Ryan Carley is a native of Pontiac and spent his childhood, with his 6 brothers and sisters, attending Pontiac schools. After graduation from dental school, he chose to open a practice in Pontiac. Dr. Carley enjoys the smaller town setting and takes pride in being able to serve the community in which he grew up. He currently resides in Pontiac, IL.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Natalie and son. Dr. Natalie Carley joined Carley Family Dental after graduation in 2011 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. They enjoy the outdoors, exercising, water sports, boating, fishing, gardening, and cooking. Outside of the office, Dr. Carley also enjoys the opportunity he has to be a part of Bible Study Fellowship group that meets weekly.

Dr. Natalie Carley

Carley-10From the time she was a young girl, Dr. Natalie Carley aspired to become a dentist. “I can remember hopping into my dentist’s chair as a child and looking up at him with such admiration. From his kind, gentle nature to all of his fascinating instruments, I dreamed of someday being able to provide such care to patients of my own.” “My whole life, I have had a passion for both art and science and I could think of no better way to combine the two than to become a dentist.” Dr. Carley believes that there is nothing as rewarding as providing patients with the ability to smile with confidence. She loves going to work everyday knowing that she has made a difference in her patients’ lives.

Dr. Natalie Carley earned a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University Chicago and graduated with high honors. Dr. Carley then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2011. As a senior dental student, she was awarded the Quintessence of Restorative Dentistry Award for her outstandingly meticulous dental work she performed while in school. This is an award that is received by one dental student at each dental school in the country. She was also an active member of the Delta Sigma Delta, a prestigious dental fraternity. During her second year of dental training, she participated in a dental missionary trip to Jamaica. There she provided care to individuals for whom dental care is unavailable in their communities. “This was an extremely rewarding experience and it has taught me much more than what pertains to dentistry. It has opened my eyes to something that I had not seen before. I am looking forward to my next opportunity to serve.”

Dr. Natalie joined her husband and partner Dr. Ryan Carley at Carley Family Dental in 2011. Today, Dr. Carley is involved in the most current dental solutions available. ” Dentistry is always changing and for that reason, we as dentists are responsible for keeping our knowledge and skills up to date with the most current techniques. Being active with continuing education will allow me to provide my patients with the outstanding care they deserve.”

Dental organizations that Dr. Carley belongs to include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • McLean County Dental Society

When Dr. Carley is not at the office, she enjoys being a mother to her new baby boy. She and Dr. Ryan were blessed with the birth of their son October of 2012. She enjoys each opportunity she has to spend time with her family. Some of her interests include hiking, biking, water sports, tennis, gardening, and cooking.


Meet Our Team-

Jessica - Office Manager/Dental Assistant

Jessica Jessica is the first bubbly voice you will hear when you call our office and the first smiling face you will see when you arrive for your first appointment. With over 10 years experience in the dental field, Jessica is knowledgeable in all facets of the dental office. She is meticulous in all her work from handling insurance claims to lab work and chairside assisting. Jessica never fails to help you feel at home and comfortable while also sharing a laugh or two.

Kayla Kilgus - RDH- Registered Dental Hygienist


Kayla earned her Associate is Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. She recieved her National Board Certificate and is licensed through the Illinois State Board of Licensure. Among other accomplishments, she is CPR, AED, and first aid certified. She is also certified to administer local anesthetic.

At your first dental visit, after you meet your dentist, Kayla is the next professional you will see. Kayla is one of our two highly qualified dental hygienists here at C.F.D. Kayla’s dental cleanings are impeccable. You are sure to feel a big difference in the health of your teeth and gums after a visit with Kayla. Kayla excels at educating her patients about proper oral hygiene and is eager to answer any questions you may have. You will find that Kayla has a very welcoming personality and she takes the time to get to know each and every one of her patients.

Kayla enjoys participating in many community service activities including raising money for and volunteering at a free clinic day, giving an oral health presentation to a 5th grade class and volunteering at school clinics. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys spending time outdoors and helping out with her husband’s family dairy farm.

Krystal - Dental Assistant/Office Manager's Assistant

Joe - Patient Care Coordinator

Jenny Pastirik - Registered Dental Hygienist